"Innovation & Sustainability": the event that inaugurates a new path

Route to innovationThe Autogrill sustainability policy enters its fourth phase. For the first time, Autogrill has defined and officially announced precise sustainability objectives. After the first phase, characterized by the reporting activity, and the second phase performed with the aim of promoting sustainability inside and outside the organization, the third phase started with an increased focus on stakeholder needs in order to identify qualitative and quantitative targets upon which to basic CSR activities. The fourth phase began in November 2011, when the Group’s new Afuture Roadmap was presented to approximately fifty managers in the context of the event dedicated to Innovation & Sustainability, an integral part of the path promoted by the Group on issues regarding innovation under the “Route to Innovation” definition. The Group’s representatives, along with prominent testimonials representing external businesses, like Electrolux and Starbuck’s, participated in a debate moderated by Lucy Howckings, a BBC World News journalist.

Three round tables were organized, one for each strategic area identified: People, Product and Planet. During the discussions, sustainability initiatives and high end projects designed by Group companies were presented. The presentations, together with a video which recapped the events of the entire day, have been made available to all employees on the Group’s Intranet.